Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Hanley, Daniel F., (Daniel Francis), 1918-2001
Title
Daniel F. Hanley collection
ID
M242
Date [inclusive]
1935-2002
Extent
2.6 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Clippings, scrapbooks, correspondence, writings, certificates, accolades, photographs, and realia concerning Daniel Hanley's college days at Bowdoin College and his career as a physician at Bowdoin and as a sports medicine specialist.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Daniel F. Hanley Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

Daniel Francis Hanley was born on March 27, 1916, in Amesbury, Massachusetts, and was a member of the Bowdoin Class of 1939, beginning a long and close affiliation with Bowdoin. Having received his M.D. from Columbia in 1943, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1944 to 1946 and was awarded a Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. Hanley was acting Bowdoin College physician from 1946-1948 and Bowdoin College physician from 1948 until his retirement in 1980. While serving the College, Hanley also was the executive director of the Maine Medical Association and editor of its Maine Medical Journal from 1956 until 1980. He was the chief physician for the U.S. Olympic teams in Rome (1960), in Winnipeg (1963), in Tokyo (1964), and in Grenoble and Mexico (1968), as well as chief medical advisor for the 1972 and 1976 Olympics. Hanley was the U.S. representative to and a permanent member of the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee and deputy chairman of the International Association of Olympic Medical Officers. A recognized expert in the field of sports medicine, Hanley was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 1977. In 1971 he received Bowdoin's Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff, and in 1980 was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science.

Hanley married Maria Benoit Hanley in 1948 and had four children: Daniel Jr., Sheila, Sharon and Sean (Bowdoin Class of 1976). He died on May 6, 2001, in Portland.


Scope and Content

Clippings, scrapbooks, correspondence, writings, certificates, accolades, photographs, and realia are included. The bulk of the material comprises clippings and scrapbooks concerning Daniel Hanley's college days at Bowdoin and his career as a physician at Bowdoin and sports medicine specialist; there are many clippings relating to the 1960 and 1972 summer Olympic games. The correspondence includes single letters from Senators William Cohen and George Mitchell (copies) as well as a certificate signed by George Herbert Walker Bush. There are also writings by Dr. Hanley, mainly concerning sports medicine, and photographs highlighting his activities and career. His Bowdoin College academic hood and three awards for his contributions to sports medicine are also included.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

 M242.1 Clippings and Scrapbooks, 1937-1994, undated   0.5 linear feet

Scope and Content:

Clippings, many undated, regarding Hanley's Bowdoin affiliation, including his undergraduate days and the award of his honorary degree in 1980. Career clippings, many undated, relate to his time as a medical officer in Formosa in 1946, his views on athletic injuries, and his induction into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. Clippings from the 1972 summer Olympic games in Munich cover athletic events as well as the anti-Israeli hostage crisis that dominated the games. There are also scrapbooks of the 1972 summer Olympic games and one concerning the 1960 Olympics in Rome.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by material type.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Clippings relating to Bowdoin College 

    1 2

    Clippings relating to career 

      1 3

      Clippings - miscellaneous 

        1 4

        Clippings re: 1972 summer Olympic games in Munich 

          1 5

          Scrapbook of 1960 Olympic games in Rome 

            1 6

            Scrapbook of 1972 summer Olympic games in Munich, 15 Aug - 26 Aug 

              1 7

              Scrapbook of 1972 summer Olympic games in Munich, 26 Aug - 6 Sep 

                1 8

                Scrapbook of 1972 summer Olympic games in Munich, 6 Sep - 11 Sep 


                   M242.2 Correspondence and Writings, 1957-1998, undated   3.0 folders

                  Scope and Content:

                  Electrostatic copies of letters to Hanley from Senators William Cohen and George Mitchell are included, as are a letter from a student in the Bowdoin Class of 1961 and letters from friends in Japan. There are articles by Hanley on varied aspects of sports medicine ranging from nutrition to health problems at the Olympic games, notes for speeches on occasions such as St. Patrick's Day, and writings regarding his connection with Dr. George Farnsworth and the Bingham Fund of Maine.

                  Arrangement:

                  Arranged alphabetically by material type.

                  Access Restrictions:

                  No restrictions.

                  Box Folder
                  1 9

                  Letters to Hanley, 1979-1998, n.d. 

                    1 10

                    Writings and speech notes by Hanley - medical 

                      1 11

                      Writings and speech notes by Hanley - miscellaneous 


                         M242.3 Certificates and Accolades, 1961-2002, undated   0.1 linear feet

                        Series Description:

                        Includes a 1961 testimonial, the citation accompanying Hanley's 1964 Roselle W. Huddilston Medal, his 1979 Associate Fellowship in the American Academy of Physical Education certificate, and his 1980 honorary Doctor of Science degree from Bowdoin. The remarks at the testimonial celebration for Hanley by the Foundation for Blood Research in January 2000, the homily given for Hanley at his funeral on May 9, 2001, a Memorial Minute on May 21, 2001, by Professor Levine at a faculty meeting, and a posthumous citation from the United States Olympic Committee are among the accolades. There is also an undated certificate for service in the Armed Forces signed by George Herbert Walker Bush.

                        Arrangement:

                        Arranged chronologically.

                        Access Restrictions:

                        No restrictions.

                        Box Folder
                        1 12

                        1961-2001, n.d. - Miscellaneous 

                          1 13

                          2002 Dan Hanley Memorial Trust 

                            Ovsz-Box
                            A3

                            1980 framed honorary Doctor of Science degree from Bowdoin College 


                               M242.4 Photographs, 1947, 1967, undated   4.0 folders

                              Series Description:

                              Miscellaneous, mainly undated black-and-white photographs of Hanley ranging from college age to his later years. Other photographs feature Hanley, generally with athletes, Olympic officials, or attending social functions.

                              Arrangement:

                              Arranged alphabetically by subject.

                              Access Restrictions:

                              No restrictions.

                              Bowdoin 

                              Box Folder
                              1 14

                              Dudley Coe Health Center (infirmary), Bowdoin College, n.d. 

                                1 14

                                Hanley in locker room discussing cleats with unidentified man in Bowdoin shirt, n.d. 

                                  1 14

                                  Hanley sitting with football player, n.d. 

                                    1 14

                                    Hanley (standing over chair with instruments in hand) with four young men and a nurse in infirmary, n.d. 

                                      1 14

                                      Hanley with Bill Farley, n.d. 

                                        1 14

                                        Hanley with Dr. Johnson on Bowdoin athletic field, 1947 

                                          Miscellaneous 

                                          Box Folder
                                          1 15

                                          Hanley as a young man (probably college age) in jacket and tie, n.d. 

                                            1 15

                                            Hanley in white lab coat with stethoscope, n.d. 

                                              1 15

                                              Hanley's Pan American Games 1967 identification card, with two snapshot group photos 

                                                Olympic 

                                                Box Folder
                                                1 16

                                                Hanley accepting U.S. Olympic award, n.d. 

                                                  1 16

                                                  Hanley in sports coat with U.S. Olympic emblem on pocket, n.d. 

                                                    1 16

                                                    Hanley with four other Olympic officials in Olympic blazers, n.d. 

                                                      1 16

                                                      Hanley with USA Olympic officials, n.d. 

                                                        Social 

                                                        Box Folder
                                                        1 17

                                                        Collage of three color photographs on one page, n.d. - Hanley in wheelchair with Connie Rosander at social function; Hanley in conversation with L.S. Hall; Hanley with James Congley outside a residence 

                                                          1 17

                                                          Hanley in Hawaiian shirt with lei, n.d. (2 copies) 

                                                            1 17

                                                            Hanley with two unidentified men in front of fireplace, n.d. 


                                                               M242.5 Realia, 1964-1998, undated   2.0 linear feet

                                                              Series Description:

                                                              This series contains Hanley's Bowdoin College academic hood, an acupuncture kit, and awards for his contributions to Bowdoin and to sports medicine.

                                                              Arrangement:

                                                              Arranged alphabetically.

                                                              Access Restrictions:

                                                              No restrictions.

                                                              MRealia-Box
                                                              3

                                                              Academic hood (Bowdoin College) 

                                                                3

                                                                Acupuncture kit (case with needles and booklet; plastic human figure) 

                                                                  3

                                                                  Bowdoin College Alumni Council Award, 1981-1985 

                                                                    3

                                                                    Bowdoin College Capital Campaign Award, 1964 

                                                                      3

                                                                      Maine Center for Coaching Education, Robert J. Lahey Sports Medicine Award, 1998 

                                                                        3

                                                                        National Athletic Trainer's Association President's Challenge Award, 1976 

                                                                          3

                                                                          NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Drug Education Committee Award, 1975-1980 

                                                                            3

                                                                            United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Drug Education Program Award, 1985-1988 

                                                                              3

                                                                              United States Olympic Committee Olympic House Award, 1969 

                                                                                3

                                                                                United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sports Medicine Council Award, 1977-1984